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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AGlassDarkly (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
A wonderful bitter, great aroma, enduring but not overpowering, colour is a clear dark red-brown, while the taste is a toasty slightly sharp balance of slightly stronger bitterness and mid-sweet maltiness, modestly bubbly, which lingers front and back after swallowing. Broadside is always refreshing, goes well with hearty, meaty meals, and is eqally refreshhing on a warm day, or comforting in a snug bar in a cold, wet winter. I love this bitter.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Outstanding. This is a wonderful example of the style. Very complex but balanced flavor invites you to keep sipping. This would make an excellent session ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown, with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing. The nose is all malt, mixing milk chocolate with some darker nutty notes, and barely a trace of hops. They appear in abundance, however, as one begins to taste the beer. Spicy, peppery hops introduce it, progressing through a sweetish lemon hint to a nice malty body, with milk chocolate and coffee flavours present. It finishes with a lovely whack of bitter cocoa. There is a brief lemon aftertaste. This is a delightful beer. The more one drinks it, the more complexities emerge, creating a multi-layered masterpiece of brewing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonYuill99 (2) - Maldon, - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
Broadside is the srongest and most gutsy of the Adnams easily available beers. Not often seen on draft outside the delightful Suffolk seaside town where itís brewed, broadsidesí strenght and character mean two pints is just enough! Particularly pleasant in winter time, although itís not specifically a winter brew. Bottled tends to be a trifle gassy, but gorgeous nontheless. Do yourself a favour, rent a beach hut at Southwold, buy some fish and chips and curl up with a broadside or two. Wonderful.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Smells and looks fantastic. Flows nicely. A caramel-aroma head. A very good beer. Medium heaviness but a nice flavor. A little hoppy graininess near the end. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyJM (2) - ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
Strong yet full bodied, one of the best beers ive ever tasted. PS. What do Yanks and Scandinavians know about real beer?!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Brown, malty rich, heartwarming, bangers and mash style bitter.....makes me want to wear a paded elbow sportscoat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Exceptional. Aroma has caramel, apple, nuts, and cask. Sweet flavour with bitter notes, long duration. Creamy palate, and full body. Dark brown colour, with a frothy head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Very smooth, yet strong better. One of the best in the genre Iíve had. Rated 5/9/04

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tasted from 1 pt 9oz bottle into nonic pint glass. It poured a dark reddish brown color with some chill haze (not sure if it was bottle fermented) with thin but persistent off-white foam and good lacing. Strong bready, malty aroma with First Gold hops: earthy, woodsy, resiny, mildly citrusy (same strain used by St Peters Organic Ale) with exquisitely fruity ale yeast esters: plums, apricots, raisins, cranberries. No trace of the elevated alcohol percentage. Profoundly rich and complex malt sweetness: toast, toffee, raisin bread, fruitcake, creamy chocolate, plum syrup, figgy pudding. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Full, creamy, and "chewy" mouthfeel with a long-lasting tangy aftertaste which eventually finished fairly dry. A classic, memorable example of Strong English Ale, with distinctly English hops, malt-bill and yeast profile. Just awesome.


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